According to media, ISIS is threatening to execute Sotloff if Obama doesn’t do what they ask. Photos and videos have surfaced purportedly depicting ISIS beheading American journalist James Wright Foley. Another man appears in the video. He is reportedly Steven Joel Sotloff, another American journalist.
In a video posted online Tuesday, ISIS beheads James Wright Foley, an American freelance journalist who was captured in Syria in 2012. The video says the killing is a warning to the U.S. to end its intervention in Iraq. Before he was decapitated, the journalist was forced to denounce his own country. In 2011, he spoke about his previous capture in Libya. “I believe that front-line journalism is important.” The ISIS video also shows Steven Sotloff, a freelance journalist who had worked for Time, and threatens that he will be next. Sotloff’s kidnapping seems to have been kept secret until now. Foley was working as a photographer in Syria for AFP when he was taken. The year prior he had been kidnapped in Libya.
(Reuters) – Islamic State militants claimed in a video on Tuesday to be holding U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff and said his life depended on U.S. President Barack Obama’s next move.
“The life of this American citizen, Obama, depends on your next decision,” said a masked man in the video posted on social media sites, speaking English with a British accent as he held a prisoner the video named as Steven Sotloff.
The video could not immediately be verified.
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